Be careful not to abbreviate 2020

Reblogger Kathy Streib
Home Stager with Room Service Home Staging

I read about this but only glanced at the title. Good information to know and remember!!!!!

Original content by Donald Urschalitz SL675447

Many security officials are warning us not abbreviate “2020” in official documents because they say it can be an easy way for scammers to commit forgery. They say the abbreviation makes it easy for scammers to change out the numbers on paperwork. For example, if you write a date like “1/3/20,” scammers could change it to “1/3/2000” or 1/3/2021.” since so many scammers are out there they look for new ways to scam us.

 

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Rainmaker
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Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
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How interesting so with that said Happy 2020 and a great informative reblog, Endre

Jan 04, 2020 07:04 PM #1
Rainmaker
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Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

I've seen several reports about this on the news.  It's important info to share!

Jan 04, 2020 08:17 PM #2
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James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
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Morning Kathy.

Yes ma'am I had seen this earlier, I also saw it on TV.  One just never knows

Jan 05, 2020 01:57 AM #3
Rainmaker
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Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I never really thought of that, but he definitely makes a great point and I will be careful about abbreviating.

Jan 05, 2020 06:03 AM #4
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Cindy Edwards
RE/MAX Checkmate - Johnson City, TN
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That is just amazing.  Crazy how this world is.  Sad but true, 2020, CYA

Jan 05, 2020 07:05 AM #5
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faye schubert
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If the scammers would turn their activities in productive results, they would be heralded, instead of vilified.

Jan 05, 2020 07:07 AM #6
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Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
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Some are suggesting the alternative... Use of the apostrophe   1/5/'20

Jan 05, 2020 07:36 AM #7
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
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Kathy,

Great information for a reblog.  I have already read a few articles about that, and it bears repeating.  A

Jan 05, 2020 10:19 AM #8
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
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This is a great share, Kathy. It's been all over the internet too, and great advice!

Jeff

Jan 05, 2020 04:20 PM #9
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
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Very important information, Kathy! I found this jpg and was going to post it too. This is something all professionals should take heed too!

2020 shortening

Jan 05, 2020 06:11 PM #10
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John Pusa
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 Kathy Streib thanks for the warning about this important issue.

Jan 05, 2020 06:20 PM #11
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Bob Force (REALTOR®)
Weichert - McKenna & Vane - Mount Airy, MD
The FORCE in Maryland Real Estate

Yes, Kathy Streib scammer a always looking for new ways.

Jan 05, 2020 07:48 PM #12
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Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers - Haiku, HI
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I've heard about this and it makes a lot of sense!  Happy New Year and stay safe!

Jan 05, 2020 07:51 PM #13
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Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl
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While I can't think of any situation when someone modifying a document to make it older would impact the document, I'm not taking any chances!

Jan 06, 2020 03:22 AM #14
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Carla Freund
Keller Williams Preferred Realty - Raleigh, NC
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I had not heard this. Thanks for sharing Kathy!

Jan 06, 2020 05:41 AM #15
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Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor e-Pro, CRS, RCS-D, Vets
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Funny that a date switch somehow helps scammers. I'm too honest to see the advantage I guess, but I'll heed the warning!

Jan 06, 2020 06:56 AM #16
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Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
RE/MAX Realty Center - Waukesha, WI
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I saw this on FB and have shared this info too...good reblog!

Jan 06, 2020 06:59 AM #17
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Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
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I've seen this all over fb. It appears to be getting well publicized. It is not something I ever would have thought of.

Jan 06, 2020 07:13 AM #18
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